June 26 – HIRAM, Ohio – Hiram College men's volleyball coach, Kyle Mars, has been selected to lead the Ohio Valley Region (OVR) High Performance Youth Team in the upcoming USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. next month.
The Ohio Valley Region, Inc. is one of the largest of the 40 regional associations of USA Volleyball. The main purpose of the amateur athletic sports association is to promote and establish quality volleyball through participation by both adults and juniors, according to the standards set forth by USA Volleyball and the Amateur Sports Act of 1978. Geographically, the OVR includes the states of Ohio, West Virginia, and the boarding counties of Western Pennsylvania.
"I am very honored and excited to get a chance to work with the OVR and USA Volleyball," commented Mars, who will be entering his second season as Hiram's head men's volleyball coach. "I look forward to the opportunity of leading these great athletes on the National stage."
Mars will lead a group of 10 athletes in grades 11-12 from schools across the region that were selected via tryout. The players will participate in a two-day camp at Bowling Green State University before traveling to Fort Lauderdale for the five day tournament.
The HP Championships is one of USA Volleyball's flagship tournaments. The five-day event features play for both boys and girls that include teams from USA Volleyball Region High Performance, as well as international teams and groups from the HP pipeline.
Mars will serve as the head coach for the team in the upcoming tournament on July 18-22. For more information about USA Volleyball, please click here.